About The Pundettes

Pilar Marrero

Pilar Marrero

Pilar Marrero is a journalist and author with long experience in covering social and political issues of the Latino community in the United States. She is one of the foremost experts on immigration policy and politics in the US media world and has covered the issue extensively over her years as a reporter. As a political journalist, Marrero has covered the last nine presidential elections, as well as California gubernatorial elections and Los Angeles mayoral races.
In 2012, Pallgrave McMillan published her first book, Killing the American Dream, which chronicles the last 25 years of immigration policy mishaps in the United States and their consequences for the country´s economic future. The book was also published in Spanish by Penguin Books with the title “El Despertar del Sueño Americano.”
Marrero has appeared numerous times in English and Spanish media outlets as a news and political analyst and immigration expert , including CNN, CNN en español, MSNBC, NBC 4 (L.A), Univision, NPR, KPCC, Telemundo, Estrella TV, Radio Nacional de España, Radio Mitre (Argentina), TV Venezuela and France 24 TV.
She was born and raised in Venezuela, and immigrated to the United States in 1986.


Sherry B. Jeffe

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California and the political analyst for NBC4 Los Angeles.
In the 2000 election cycle she also served as political analyst for NBC4 in Washington, D.C. and for BBC Scotland and BBC Wales. She has served as American politics analyst for BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, BBC London and BBC World Service programs, and has appeared on Al Jazeera English and on NBC and MSNBC, as well as radio news across America.
During the 2003 California recall election Dr. Jeffe served as recall analyst for NBC’s “Today” show.
Prior to her affiliation with NBC, she served as political analyst for KCAL-TV in Los Angeles.
Dr. Jeffe regularly writes and comments on American and California government and politics in the state, national and international media. She and her husband, Douglas Jeffe, write regularly for the California political blog, Fox and Hounds.
In 2006, she was a nominee for the Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for news feature, “Decision 2005: A Voter’s Guide,” NBC4.
Prior to her affiliation with USC, Dr. Jeffe taught political science at Claremont Graduate University, Loyola Marymount University, and Pitzer College.
She holds a Ph. D. in government from Claremont Graduate University, and a master’s degree in political science from Rutgers University, where she was a Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics; her B.A. in political science is from Goucher College.